Chuck Liddell fires back at Jon Jones

Jon Jones

Chuck Liddell appeared on ”The Fighter and The Kid” podcast and while there said he would beat Jon Jones in his prime and would still give Jones all he could handle.

After hearing what Chuck said Jon took to Twitter to respond.

Liddell spoke to MMAJunkie at the EA Sports UFC 2 launch party and pointed out quickly Jones never tagged him in his tweets.

“Funny thing about that; somebody showed me the other day but he forgot to tag me,” Liddell said. “I don’t follow him, so I didn’t see it. I don’t know – the interview, if he listened to it, I didn’t say anything bad about him. I wouldn’t be mad at him if he said he could beat me in a fictional fight in my prime. Is that going to bother me? No. But if you ask me, in my prime, I knock him out. Styles make fights. I wouldn’t have a problem hitting him. Sooner or later, he’d go down. He doesn’t hit hard enough to stop me and he’s not going to outwrestle me. Sorry.”

“If you’re going to go back at me, tag me. Let me know you’re going back at me so I can respond. I just thought it was kind of weird.”

“I don’t have anything against the kid,” Liddell said.

“He’s had some problems and he’s had out of the cage problems. I don’t know what’s going on in his head with that. He’s a great fighter. It’s like Mayweather. Mayweather is a phenomenal fighter, I don’t like watching him. I don’t want to watch a guy outpoint a guy, do just enough to win and cruise. I don’t want a guy to pull guard in a fight with 20 seconds left that he’s won every round in because he’s worried about getting knocked out in the last 20 seconds. That’s not my idea of a champion.”